Passport Program

Funding for Community Participation Services and Supports

The Passport Program, funded by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS), helps adults with a developmental disability be involved in their communities and live as independently as possible by providing funding for community participation services and supports, activities of daily living and person-directed planning. The program also provides funding for caregiver respite services and supports for primary caregivers of an adult with a developmental disability.

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Services and Supports the Program Funds

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Apply for Funding

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Tip Sheet and Passport Guidelines

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Passport Resources

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Contact Us

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I Have Funding,
What Next?





What Can I Use the Funding For?

Community Participation and Activities of Daily Living

Caregiver Respite

Caregiver respite is temporary help to provide a break to primary caregivers. This can be during the day, evening or weekend, and can be in-home or out-of-home.

Person-Directed Planning

Funding (up to $2,500) can be used to develop a person-directed plan that builds on the individual’s strengths and interests and identies supports to help them achieve their goals. These supports can be purchased from independent planners, facilitators or developmental services agencies.


Funding can cover some employer costs (e.g., Canada Pension Plan contributions, Employment Insurance, etc.) and some administrative supports (e.g. bank fees, bookkeeping, etc.).

What's NOT Covered?

Some of the items not covered under the Program include:

How do I Apply?

If you are interested in applying for Passport Program funding and live in the Central East Region (Regional Municipality of YorkRegional Municipality of DurhamSimcoe CountyPeterborough CountyNorthumberland CountyHaliburton CountyCity of Kawartha Lakes), please contact DSO Central East Region at 905.953.0796 or 1.855.277.2121, TTY 905.898.1609.

Tip Sheet and Guidelines

Download a pdf version of the Passport Funding Tip Sheet for a full list of what is and is not covered under the Program  and for full program guidelines, please click on the appropriate link below:

Passport Guidelines - English

Passport Guidelines - Chinese

Passport Guidelines - Punjabi

Passport Guidelines - Tamil

Passport Guidelines - Urdu

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Passport Program, please leave us your contact information and a detailed message at 905.898.6455 or 1.866.257.9776 ext. 2725 and one of our Passport Coordinators will contact you.